It is as inevitable as taxes. It is as polarizing as the North and South poles. And it will happen soon, maybe late this year. We know the new BMW 4 Series will debut this summer, and the race-specific M4 GT3 will arrive in the second half of the year. Whether the road version of the M4 arrives within this timeframe is uncertain, but when it does appear, it might look like this.
These front and rear fan renderings come to us from zer.o.wt on Instagram. They are based on spy photos and leaked images showing the series 4 grid in full view. The front fairing of this rendering also has the square chin shape we saw, flanking inward-angled vents on what looks like a very busy nose. Friends, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we try to play it in the middle, but this M4 design is really … something.
The relatively smooth rear contrasts sharply with the chaotic front. The square chin theme continues with vertical reflectors inside the square body lines, but the slim taillights at the top with the quad exhaust tips grouped together at the bottom make it a comfortably symmetrical whole. We like symmetry.
Is it really what will the new M4 look like? Obviously we won’t have that answer until BMW officially unveils the car. That said, it is likely that some details will differ, but with all the spotting of prototypes and the leaked images, we suspect that this is a very accurate representation of what will happen. At least the car should pack more than 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) to send it with authority. There is nothing to fear from this massive grille if it is still in front of everything, right?
Do not give the car this special feature second look back that enthusiasts always do after parking.